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Things to do this weekend (Nov. 25-27)

The cold weather has finally come, but that doesn’t mean you have to be stuck indoors. Put on something to you keep you warm and go to some events happening this weekend in Toronto. 1. The iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Follow +RT for a chance to win a pair of tickets to #JingleBallNorth Nov 25 (minors require parental consent) Rules: https://t.co/cFz61mPU15 […]

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Things to do this weekend (Nov. 4-6)

Winter is almost here, so why not go out and enjoy the spring-like temperatures while they last? 1. The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair We're #proud to sponsor the #GiantVegetable competition the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair 2016! https://t.co/mZ3ooYN7YA @THERAWF #RAWF16 pic.twitter.com/LoLDWXWSTy — St. Lawrence Market (@StLawrenceMkt) November 1, 2016 Spend time with some farm animals this weekend at The 94th Royal […]

Rams captain Michael Fine celebrates scoring in the third period against Lakehead on Thursday night at the MAC. (Photo: James Tozer)

Red hot offence helps Rams men’s hockey to historic start

The Ryerson Rams men’s hockey team has come out firing to start the 2016-17 season. After four games, the team has already scored an Ontario University Athletics (OUA) leading 23 goals. The Rams scored six times in their season opener against Wilfred Laurier. Since then they have scored four on Windsor, eight on Brock and beat Lakehead 5-2 last night. […]

by Mitchell Tierney· · Hockey, News, Sports
John Carpino celebrates scoring against Lakehead on Thursday at the MAC. (Photo: James Tozer)

PHOTOS: Rams men’s hockey defeats Lakehead

The Ryerson Rams men’s hockey team improved to 4-0 with a 5-2 victory over the Lakehead Thunderwolves on Thursday night at Mattamy Athletic Centre. John Carpino scored twice for Ryerson while singles came from Aaron Armstrong, Michael Fine and Marcus Hinds. Charlie Graham made 22 saves in the win. Lakehead goals came from Kelin Ainsworth and Grant Valiquette. Devin Green […]

by James Tozer· · Hockey, In pictures, Sports
The Rams celebrate a goal during Thursday's 6-3 season opening victory over Laurier. (James Tozer)

PHOTOS: Rams win men’s hockey opener

The Ryerson Rams men’s hockey team started its season off with a bang on Thursday, defeating the Laurier Golden Hawks 6-3 at the Mattamy Athletic Centre (MAC). Landon Schiller, Chris Marchese, Josh Sterk, Vince Figliomeni, Mitch Theoret and Jamie Lewis all scored for Ryerson while goaltender Charlie Graham made 43 saves in the win. Here are a few photos of the Rams season opening victory:

by James Tozer· · Hockey, In pictures, Sports
Rams men's hockey head coach Johnny Duco said his team had a "tame game" against the NCAA's Sacred Heart Pioneers. (James Tozer)

Rams hockey keeps it tame in U.S. game, while others brawl it up

Compared to many other Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) men’s hockey teams, the Ryerson Rams had a pleasant trip to the United States last weekend. The Rams travelled to Bridgeport, Conn., falling 7-4 to the National Collegiate Athletic Associations’ (NCAA) Sacred Heart Pioneers in an exhibition match on Sunday. “It was a pretty tame game. We played well,” said Rams head […]

by James Tozer· · Hockey, Sports
Goaltender Brodie Barrick, entering his second season with the Rams, practices at Mattamy Athletic Centre on Oct. 4, 2016. (James Tozer)

New-look Rams ready for season opener

There will be plenty of new faces in the Ryerson Rams men’s hockey lineup this season. After finishing sixth in the Ontario University Athletics’ West Division last season, the Rams have added 10 recruits to the roster. Interim head coach Johnny Duco expects this year’s team to be a talented one. “I think we may be a team early on, because […]

by James Tozer· · Hockey, Sports
Ailish Forfar warms up against the Whitby Jr. Wolves at the Mattamy Athletic Centre on Oct. 1, 2016. (James Tozer)

Forfar adds experience, offence to Rams

Ailish Forfar is no stranger to college hockey. After spending four years with the NCAA’s Dartmouth College Big Green, Forfar has returned home to Canada, where she’ll play with the Ryerson Rams women’s hockey team this season. While she’s only been playing at Ryerson for a few weeks, Forfar has already noticed some differences between NCAA and Canadian Interuniversity Sport […]

by James Tozer· · Hockey, News, Sports
BLADE Skating Treadmill (Michael Hutchinson)

VIDEO: BLADE Skating Treadmill is cutting-edge

The Blade Skating Treadmill is not your average treadmill. Located on the fourth floor of the Mattamy Athletic Centre, the treadmill stretches 12 feet wide by six feet long and is made up of individual plastic segments, or slats, coated with a silicone lubricant to replicate actual ice. With a top speed of 20 m.p.h., it’s much louder and faster […]

by Michael Norton· · Hockey, Rams Athletics, Sports
Inside the Mattamy Athletic Centre during a Ryerson Rams men's hockey practice, Nov. 23, 2015. (Steven Goetz/Ryersonian Staff)

‘Total package’ Mistele added to Rams hockey roster

The Rams men’s hockey team has added some offensive punch to its roster. Forward Matt Mistele, who registered 33 goals and 58 points in 61 Ontario Hockey League games last season, has been added to the Rams roster for the 2016-17 campaign. “We see him as the total package,” said Rams interim head coach Johnny Duco. “He’s a really good […]

by James Tozer· · Hockey, News, Sports
The Ryerson Rams are hoping the Mattamy Athletic Centre will host more CIS national championships with the organization's move to the GTA. (Jamie Tozer)

CIS office relocation could give Rams a boost

Canadian Interuniversity Sport’s summer move could mean good things for the Ryerson Rams. The CIS, the national governing body for university sport in Canada, relocated its head office from Ottawa to Richmond Hill in June. Ivan Joseph, Ryerson’s director of athletics, is hoping the move will bring more national exposure to the Rams. “I think, hopefully, the CIS will be […]

by James Tozer· · Hockey, Sports
Coach Lisa Haley with former Rams player Jessica Hartwick during a practice. (Courtesy Tristan Simpson/Ryersonian Staff)

Three’s company: Former Rams teammates drafted

Former Ryerson hockey players Jessica Hartwick, Melissa Wronzberg and Alex Armstrong made history this summer, becoming the first Rams to be drafted into the Canadian Women’s Hockey League on Aug. 21. Two of the three players were selected by the Brampton Thunder. Hartwick, a defender and former Rams captain, was taken 38th overall by the team. She graduated as Ryerson’s leader in […]

by Kayla Goodfield· · Hockey, Rams Athletics, Sports
Women's Hockey on Sept. 9, 2016.

Ryerson Rams women’s hockey team is off to a new start

The Ryerson women’s hockey team hit the ice Friday evening after a busy off-season, winning its first exhibition game 3-2 over the Carleton Ravens. The game featured eight new faces in the Ryerson lineup. After a disappointing season last year, the women’s hockey team revamped their roster. “Recruiting is 12 months a year,” Rams’ head coach Lisa Haley said. “It […]

by Kayla Goodfield· · Hockey, News, Sports
(Courtesy Winston Chow, Ryerson Athletics)

Women’s hockey: still a long way to go

Ryerson Rams head coach Lisa Haley knows the talent of female hockey players. She was behind the bench in Sochi when Marie-Philip Poulin notched Canada’s gold medal-clinching overtime goal. Her long career has put her in a good position to understand the state of women’s hockey and how the women at the top of the game compare to their male […]

by Andrew Roberts· · Hockey, Sports
(Deven Knill/Ryersonian Staff)

Battle of the Rams crowns its first winner

While Luke Mercer, a first-year defenceman for the men’s hockey team, had never figure skated before the Battle of the Rams, he may have still had the upper edge on the competition. He worked with a figure skater in the past to help him with his edges, which Mercer says is important for any hockey player. The Battle of the […]

(Deven Knill/Ryersonian Staff)

Battle of the Rams comes to Mattamy

Battle of the Blades is back on home ice, but with a Ryerson twist. Ryerson’s varsity figure skating team is joining forces with the men’s and women’s hockey teams to compete in the Battle of the Rams. “It’s kind of historical and bringing the teams together makes it more of a collaborative event, which is nice for the school to […]

The first prototype for the eyePuck (Courtesy Masoud Barihi)

All eyes on Ryerson’s new eyePuck

    Six third-year Ryerson engineering students have been hard at work in the basement of Kerr Hall, creating an audible hockey puck that will allow players with visual impairments to play Canada’s favourite sport. They call it the eyePuck. With the help of the North American Society of Tetra, an organization that connects clients who have physical disabilities with […]

by Emily Stachera· · Hockey, News, Sports
The Ryerson Rams defeated the Guelph Gryphons 2-1 Friday night to force a game three in their best-of-5 series.

Rams force game three in OT thriller

By Nicholas Raponi NOTE – The Rams dropped game three by a score of 11-3, ending their playoff run.   The Ryerson men’s hockey team dropped the Guelph Gryphons in a thrilling 2-1 overtime victory Friday night. After losing its first game in the best-of-three series against Guelph on Feb. 25, Ryerson faced elimination last night at the Mattamy Athletic […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Hockey, Rams Athletics, Sports
Before the Gardens, there was George Bell

Before the Gardens, there was George Bell

Fifth-year Rams hockey players not so fondly remember their old playing facility.

by Joshua Beneteau· · Hockey, Rams Athletics, Sports
The men's hockey team celebrates its win in overtime over Waterloo. Photo Andrew Roberts/ Ryersonian Staff

Rams advance to semifinals in overtime thriller

The Ryerson men’s hockey team is headed to the semifinals after defeating the Waterloo Warriors 5-4 in overtime Friday night at the Mattamy Athletic Centre.

by Andrew Roberts· · Hockey, Sports
Ryerson lost the game to Western 2-1 in overtime. Photo Josh Beneteau/ Ryersonian Staff

RTS students bring big production to Rams game

Pre-show entertainment is something sports fans usually see only in the big leagues, but two Ryerson students have changed that.

by Bianca Guzzo· · Hockey, Sports
Photo: Andrew Roberts/ Ryersonian Staff

Golden Hawks spoil Rams senior night sendoff

The Ryerson women’s hockey team only managed to get one point in Thursday’s game, losing 2-1 to the Laurier Golden Hawks in overtime.

by Andrew Roberts· · Hockey, Sports
Brian Birkhoff skates the puck out from behind the Rams net. Photo Josh Beneteau/ Ryersonian Staff.

Men’s hockey team loses final game of season to Western in overtime

The Ryerson men’s hockey team lost its final game of the season to Western Tuesday night.

by Joshua Beneteau· · Hockey, Sports
TORONTO, ON - Oct 16, 2015 : Ontario University Athletics Womens Hockey game action between the Ryerson Rams and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology Ridgebacks.  
(Photo by Alex D'Addese /Ryerson Rams Athletics)

Women’s hockey and volleyball stars reflect on their journeys

Emily Nicholishen and Jessica Hartwick must over come injuries before saying good bye after five-years with the Ryerson Rams.

by Michael Grace-Dacosta· · Hockey, Sports, Volleyball
Ryersonian Sports Wrap: February 8, 2016 – Men’s and women’s basketball game vs. Golden Hawks, and men’s hockey game vs. Varsity Blues

Ryersonian Sports Wrap: February 8, 2016 – Men’s and women’s basketball game vs. Golden Hawks, and men’s hockey game vs. Varsity Blues

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by Ryersonian Staff· · Basketball, Hockey, News, Sports
Marla Spergel in her office at TRSM.

Former NHL pros find new skills at Ryerson

Breakaway program gives players a chance at a second career after hockey.

by Joshua Beneteau· · Hockey, News, Sports
Jamie Lewis scores the third and final goal for the Rams against Brock goalie Clint Windsor (Olivia McLeod/Ryersonian Staff).

Men’s hockey shuts out Brock on country night

Check out a photo gallery of Thursday’s night Country Night hockey game.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Hockey, News, Sports
Ryerson Rams weekly scoreboard

Ryerson Rams weekly scoreboard

Check out Ryerson Ram’s weekly scoreboard and the games happening today.

Experience trumps athlete career development

Experience trumps athlete career development

Why Ryerson Athletics isn’t about to adopt an NCAA career-athletics model.

by Jordan Mady· · Hockey, Rams Athletics, Soccer, Sports
Now that her soccer stint is over, Rams goalie Alex Armstrong is excited to focus on hockey (Courtesy Ryerson Athletics).

Dual-sport Ram switches gears from soccer to hockey

Whether she’s lacing up before hitting the ice or throwing on cleats before jogging to the field, it doesn’t make a difference for Rams hockey goalie Alex  “Army” Armstrong. Athletes are here to win and Armstrong is ready to do just that — no matter the attire. Riddled with injuries, the soccer team was in a pinch to find a keeper […]

Rams weekend preview

Rams weekend preview

Victoria Nguyen takes a look at what’s in store for our Ryerson Rams this weekend!

by Cole Deakin· · Hockey, Rams Athletics, Soccer, Sports, Sports, Videos
Ryerson Rams Defenceman Alex Basso.

Rams’ Alex Basso stays grounded after NHL training camp

Ryerson Rams defenceman Alex Basso got the opportunity to train with the Washington Capitals earlier this month. But the 22-year-old hockey star is still set on his studies, and winning for the Rams.

by Andrew Roberts· · Hockey, Sports, Sports, Videos
Lisa Haley poised to don the red & white at U-18 world championship

Lisa Haley poised to don the red & white at U-18 world championship

Ryerson’s Lisa Haley was named head coach of Team Canada’s U-18 women’s team in June. The world championship tournament runs from Jan. 8 to Jan. 15 in St. Catharines, Ont.

by Jordan Mady· · Hockey, Sports
Rams defenceman Alex Basso has been named to the Washington Capitals prospects roster. (Emma Ewing-Nagy / Ryerson Athletics)

Three Rams join NHL prospect camps

Three Ryerson Rams have reported to NHL prospect camps this weekend. This is the second consecutive year Rams athletes have been selected for NHL rookie camps.

by Andrew Roberts· · Hockey, Sports
MAC to host charity event for armed forces vets

MAC to host charity event for armed forces vets

This Friday, the MAC is hosting the Heroes Hockey Challenge (HCC) to support the families of wounded soldiers and those killed in combat. Toronto Maple Leafs Alumni will face off against the HHC Warriors, consisting of active Canadian Forces members in the GTA, in a friendly hockey game presented by this year’s charity Wounded Warriors Canada. To date, the event has […]

Domenic Alberga leaves the Rams after two productive seasons.

Three Rams Hockey Players Sign Pro Deals

Three Ryerson men’s hockey players are moving on to the professional level to continue their careers. Forward Domenic Alberga and defenceman Dean Willmott signed in the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) with Greenville and Brampton respectively, while defenceman Mark Corbett signed a three game tryout with the Mississippi River Kings of Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL). Alberga leaves after the […]

by Pierce O'Leary· · Hockey, Sports
"Have you tried being on your period? ...I think it does make you stronger," says Rams athlete  Savanna Hamilton.  (Kyla Dewar / Ryersonian Staff)

Rams athletes are tough. Period.

“I think it’s just one of these things that I have — girl things.” This is not a common response from a professional female athlete after a loss. Actually, it’s somewhat “taboo” to mention periods in sport. But it’s exactly what tennis player Heather Watson told BBC Sport after her first-round exit at the Australian Open in January. That prompted […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Hockey, Rams Athletics, Sports
Rams goalie recruited as backup for Marlies

Rams goalie recruited as backup for Marlies

When Knick Dawe woke up on Saturday Feb. 7, his plan for the day was simple. After arriving back home late after a game in Windsor the night before, the Ryerson Rams goaltender was going to have a relaxing brunch. What transpired was an opportunity of a lifetime, and something he would have never expected. By the end of the […]

by Laura Lehman· · Hockey, Sports
Rams reading week wrap-up

Rams reading week wrap-up

Many Rams teams were beginning post season pushes during reading week but for most, it did not go according to plan. Beginning in men’s hockey, the Rams men went up against the University of Toronto (U of T) in their first round best-of-three playoff series. The Rams had home ice advantage but failed to capitalize losing 2-1 at the Mattamy […]

Rams hockey players heading onto the ice at a game earlier this year. (Kalia Garcia-Rojas/Ryersonian Staff)

Playoffs pit Rams against crosstown rival

More than just victories are on the line as the Ryerson men’s hockey team opened the first round of the playoffs Jan. 11. The Rams took on the University of Toronto (U of T) Varsity Blues and the title of best team in Toronto is up for grabs. Coming into the final weeks of the season, Ryerson and U of […]

by Connor Brazeau· · Hockey, Sports
Rams drop playoff opener to U of T

Rams drop playoff opener to U of T

The Rams couldn’t find their scoring touch last night in game one of their Ontario University Athletics (OUA) playoff series against the University of Toronto (U of T). They lost 2-1 on home ice. The Mattamy Athletic Centre (MAC) was busy last night with both men’s basketball and hockey playing one floor apart. But on this night hockey was the main […]

by Connor Brazeau· · Hockey, Sports
Playoffs pit Rams against crosstown rival

Playoffs pit Rams against crosstown rival

More than just victories are on the line as the Ryerson men’s hockey team opens the first round of the playoffs Wednesday. The Rams take on the University of Toronto (U of T) Varsity Blues and the title of best team in Toronto is up for grabs. Coming into the final weeks of the season, Ryerson and U of T […]

by Connor Brazeau· · Hockey, Sports
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Coaching beyond the rink

Coaching hockey at the university level can be a daunting task – one that requires patience, dedication and a drive to win. But perhaps the most difficult part of the job is coping with the emotional roller-coaster ride that is a hockey season. When the lights go out and everybody goes back to their personal lives, it’s expected coaches do […]

by Ryan Skilton· · Hockey, Sports
Anthony Cicchi attempts to save the ball for Ryerson in a match against the McMaster Marauders Nov. 19, 2014. (Rebecka Calderwood / Ryersonian Staff)

Many Rams varsity teams pushing for playoff berths

Several varsity teams had positive weeks, each of them pushing to clinch playoff positions. Women’s hockey The women’s hockey team continued its drive for a playoff berth when they took on the Waterloo Warriors in an important game Wednesday night. The Rams came into this game one point behind the eighth place Warriors. It was a tight game, with no […]

Rams have high hopes for playoffs

Rams have high hopes for playoffs

Ryerson Rams sports teams have never collectively done as well as they are right now. Each of the men’s and women’s hockey, basketball and volleyball teams are currently chasing a playoff position with a chance to take down some top teams in Ontario University Athletics (OUA) playoffs. With teams having made the turn on the halfway point of their seasons, […]

Country honky tonk scores big at men’s hockey game

Country honky tonk scores big at men’s hockey game

Ryerson skate training coordinator Vanessa Stratton works overtime as an international referee

Ryerson skate training coordinator Vanessa Stratton works overtime as an international referee

By Melissa Wronzberg The puck drops as Canada and the United States battle it out in the championship game of the 4 Nations Cup. The linesman skates down the ice. Her voice echoes, “No,” as she waves off an offside. If you’re a Ryerson student who has had anything to do with athletics, you would recognize the voice, this time […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Hockey, Sports
The Rams womens hockey team is making some noise in the CIS this season. Courtesy Emma Ewing-Nagy

Rams Insider: Women’s hockey team taking big strides in 2014-15 season

Any franchise, whether it’s the Ryerson Rams women’s hockey team or the Buffalo Sabres, is going to take bumps along the road. For the Rams, it has been a difficult transition over the past three years. As they enter their fourth season as a Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) school, expectations continue to increase, as they have on a year-to-year basis. […]

by Ryan McKenna· · Hockey, Sports
Troy Passingham made 50 saves on 52 shots to help the Rams defeats the Golden Gaels Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. Courtesy Alex D'Addese

Troy Passingham helps Rams to win over Golden Gaels

Queen’s University fired 52 shots at Ryerson goaltender Troy Passingham, but it wasn’t enough as the Rams squeaked out a 3-2 victory over the Golden Gaels Friday night. Both netminders saw a lot of rubber, but stood tall throughout the match. Passingham made a career-high 50 saves for the win, while Gaels goaltender Kevin Bailie had an impressive game of his own, […]

by Ryan Skilton· · Hockey, Sports
The Mattamy Athletic Centre's official Twitter account announce Canada's world junior team will play at the MAC in preparation for the 2015 IIHF. (Courtesy Winston Chow)

Canada’s junior hockey team to play at Mattamy Athletic Centre

Canada’s junior hockey team will play at the Mattamy Athletic Centre in December as part of its preparation for the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship. TSN’s Bob McKenzie tweeted on Wednesday that Canada will play two games against the Canadian Interuniversity Sport all-stars on Dec.13 and 14. Players report to CAN's national junior team final evaluation camp in TOR on […]

by Ryan McKenna· · Hockey, Sports